I’m a lifelong Rochester resident and host of Rochester Today on KROC-AM. The lively one hour program runs from 10 to 11 a.m. weekdays and features experts and other guests, including regular visits by Mayor Ardell Brede, City Attorney Terry Atkins, and Rochester Public Schools Superintendent Michael Munoz. Every Tuesday and Friday conservative commentator and author Tom Ostrom joins me to talk about the events and issues of the day, and the Tracy McCray gets behind the microphone every Wednesday and Thursday to add even more space to the discussion. The regular experts that appear on Rochester Today the field questions from KROC-AM listeners include the Legal Eagle David Shulman, automotive technician Dick Zeitler with Auto Tech 101, and Jim Walters from the Power of Learning with advice on how to become a better critical thinker. Rochester Magazine editor Steve Lange is also a regular on the program. When I’m not hosting Rochester Today, I wears my objective journalist hat as a member of the KROC news team for over 30 years.
Deadly Car-Truck Crash Near Zumbrota (UPDATED)
Hader, MN (KROC-AM News) -One one person was killed in a car-semi crash on Highway 52 in Goodhue County Friday evening.
Chesterwoods Park Tornado Confirmed
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The National Weather Service today confirmed a tornado was responsible for the downed trees and other damage that occurred inside Chesterwoods Park near Rochester on July 19th.
Impaired Driver Sentenced for Killing Fillmore County Teen
Preston, MN (KROC-AM News) - A woman who tested positive for alcohol and marijuana following a deadly traffic crash last year in Fillmore County has been sentenced to four years in prison.
Public Comment Period for Proposed Feedlot Expansion Near Racine
Racine, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is now accepting public comments on an environmental review of a proposed expansion of a hog production facility south of Stewartville.
UPDATE – Couple Fled Scene After Causing Rochester Truck Crash
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - It appears some sort of domestic dispute led to today’s crash that shut down a busy stretch of Highway 52 in Rochester for several hours.
Olmsted County Fair Impacts Bus Service This Week
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Preparations for the 2017 Olmsted County Free Fair in are in full swing at County Fairgrounds, which means some Rochester commuters will need to find another place to park starting Monday morning.
Mille Lacs Walleye Fishing Ban Extended
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Resort owners along Mille Lacs Lake received some disappointing news today.
Car Missing 41 Years Pulled From Mississippi at Red Wing
Red Wing, MN (KROC-AM News) - A car pulled out of the Mississippi River in Red Wing yesterday belonged to a man who apparently drowned in the river over 40 years ago.
Minnesota Measles Outbreak Continues
St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - Minnesota health officials will have to wait a bit longer before declaring an end to the state’s worst measles outbreak in over 25 years.
Mental Health Crisis Leads to Manhunt in Rural SW Rochester
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - A normally quiet suburban area in rural southwest Rochester was a hotbed of law enforcement activity Wednesday evening.